Indian F1 track ready for finishing touches

Updated: 18 October 2011 19:31 IST

Frenetic activity is underway to give finishing touches to the Buddh international F1 circuit where the inaugural Indian Grand Prix will careen off here Oct 30.

Indian F1 track ready for finishing touches
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Greater Noida:

Frenetic activity is underway to give finishing touches to the Buddh international F1 circuit where the inaugural Indian Grand Prix will careen off here Oct 30.

The 5.14-km track was unveiled to the media Tuesday even as it gets dressed up, and the organisers are confident everything will be spic and span in the next one week.

As of now, construction site rubble is still there and the site itself needs dusting. Sameer Gaur, MD and CEO, Jaypee Sports International Ltd. allayed the apprehensions, saying everything will be in order well before the pit lane opens for lap formation and there is nothing to worry about.

"We are cleaning the track twice a day but since the work on the stands is still taking place, the dust gets on to the track. Once the work on the stands is over, the circuit can be taken care of," Gaur said.

"Today was an important day. There is no concern as of now, whatever little needs to be done to spruce up the place will be completed in seven days."

The track has been divided into four zones -- north, west, east and south and the longest stretch is 1.4 km, which comes after turn three, where the cars can have the maximum speed of 320 km/hr.

Swiss race driver Neel Jani drove a Red Bull car around the circuit while Indian FI driver Narain Karthekeyan, who will be competing in the race, drove a commercial Mercedes.

Topics : Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix Buddh International Circuit Narain Karthikeyan
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